Arab coalition forces destroy Houthi missile targeting Al-Mukha in Yemen

Yemeni government forces flash the sign for victory in the back of a heavily armed vehicle. (File photo: AFP)

The Arab coalition’s Patriot air defense systems intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militia from Ras Kutayb area of Hodeidah province in the direction of Al-Mukha city in Taiz province western Yemen.

According to local sources, the missile was destroyed before reaching the target.

The coalition fighters targeted by an air strike a location controlled by the militia in the city of Hodeidah, which is believed to be the launch site, the sources said.

The Yemeni army, backed by the Arab coalition forces, was able on Thursday, to eliminate six Houthi leaders, and 50 other militants, during clashes in Tiba area near Saada.

A source confirmed to Al Arabiya that the coalition aircrafts destroyed vehicles and military machinery that the militias were using in the battles which lasted about five hours.

Earlier, on Thursday evening, the Yemeni National Army responded to an attack by the Houthis on Barat al-Anan in al-Jawf province.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52